- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Oxnard, California
Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, you’ll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather, and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery.
Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year.
Oxnard is steeped in a rich California history. Visit the Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District and Heritage Square for a peek into early-20th century homes. Steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie was one of the first to recognize the value of our city when in 1906 he donated money to build a city library. The library is now the Carnegie Art Museum. The library is brimming with fine 20th century California art.
In addition to its rich cultural history, the city of Oxnard has the most beautiful beaches in California. The beauty of our beaches are credited to its remote location from freeways and big cities. As a matter of fact our beaches have priceless views of the Channel Islands.